The purpose of this PAE is to allow Defra's risk associated with delegation of approval to the Environment Agency (EA) to be monitored and managed.
The following report provides a synthesis of an evaluation undertaken by Defra between July and September 2010 of a sample of capital flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) projects approved by the Environment Agency.
The purpose of this post approval evaluation (PAE) is to allow Defra’s risk associated with delegation of approval to the Environment Agency (EA) to be monitored and managed. The evaluation looked for evidence that EA’s appraisal and approval procedures are in line with the appropriate policies and guidance. The study was not commissioned to assess whether particular investment decisions made by the Environment Agency were justified or not.